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Iraq / Attacks / Elections / Sadr City #777415

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: David Wright) The election crackdown in Iraq featured; scenes shown from Basra of a rally of the supporters of the Shiite majority, the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq & of another suicide bombing; details given of the latest election security measures. [Army Lt. Col. Kendall PENN†- explains what happened with the car bomb.] [Aide to Abdul Aziz al-Hakim Hussein al-HUSSEYNI†- says we are trying to help our people.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The release of the Catholic archbishop of Mosul, who had been kidnapped yesterday, reported.

(Sadr City: Martha Raddatz) US troops on patrol in Baghdad's Sadr City featured; scenes shown of Iraqis working on the infrastructure in relative quiet & of the soldiers communicating with the people. [1st Cavalry Div. Lt. Col. Gary VOLESKY†- talks about repair projects.] [Brigade commander Col. Robert ADAMS†- comments on Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr; talks about the military families, who have gone through an awful lot.]

Jennings, Peter;
Wright, David;
Raddatz, Martha

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